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|Wed, 09-01-2010 - 10:58pm|
My ds is "dating" a girl of a different race. I personally have no problem with this at all. What I am worried about is the conflict he may face from others who are not as open minded as I am. We live in a community where racism still exists to some extent and biracial dating is still considered unacceptable by many. When he asked my opinion, I was honest in telling him to expect some resentment and harassment from others. But, I told him, if he really liked her and it was worth it, then he should go ahead and ask her out. They are only 14 yr old and have not been out on a real date yet (her parents won't let her date), but they are bf and gf at school. He has confided that his friends are giving him a hard time about dating a black girl, but he doesn't seem to mind. He is the type to not let things get to him, but I still worry. I am posting this to get feedback to see if any other parents have faced this situation with their teen? I would like to know what to expect since my ds seems to really like this girl. He is planning on introducing us to her parents soon to convince them to let them go out....so I think he must be pretty serious to go to this much trouble to take this girl out. I want to be supportive, but I also want to know what to expect. Any feedback would be helpful.